Kentucky Horsewear has launched its new Armadillo Aero Cadence fetlock and tendon boots.
The boots are inspired by Kentucky Horsewear’s “passion for contemporary art” and have been designed with with leading international showjumper Lars Nieberg and his groom Anna Sünkel.
The boot places emphasis on “protection, comfort and freedom of movement without compromising on style”.
The tough outer shell casing is made of light yet strong TPU to protect against impact, while the tendon and fetlock areas are both reinforced with D3O shock absorbing molecules.
Laboratory tests have shown that the boots have the ability to disperse a heavy blow equivalent to that which would break a human bone.
The inclusion of “Aero” in the boot’s name relates to the tendon area of the boot which features ventilation holes to help prevent legs and tendons overheating, while the neoprene lining is also perforated.
The tendon boot also features a higher cut out design than traditional tendon boots to allow freedom of movement around the pastern area, when the horse is jumping.
The fetlock boots also feature a special “strike zone”, filled with D3O to give the hind fetlock joint protection from injuries caused by the horse as it leaves the ground before a fence.
Kentucky Armadillo Aero Cadence Fetlock and tendon boots cost £129 and come in black, brown and white.
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